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Mar 26, 2013 5:30pm PDT
musicians' strike that's darkened concert halls from new york to san francisco. >> woodruff: and we close with the story of the women who worked in a top-secret town in tennessee during world war ii. ray suarez sits down with the author of "the girls of atomic city." >> jane, one of the women i profile in the book, this is a very bright young woman who wanted to study engineering at the university of tennessee. no, i'm sorry. girl don't study at. she went on to be a statistician for the manhattan project. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ving our economy r 0 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live a healthy, productive life. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporatiofor ublic broadcasting. and by contributions to youpbs statiofromiewe like you. hankou. >> ifill: the highest court in the land took on a major
Mar 26, 2013 3:00pm PDT
rise; deadly work in grain elevators; musicians on the picket lines in san francisco; plus, the women who helped win world war ii. but first, the other news of the day. here's hari sreenivasan. >> sreenivasan: police will have to get a warrant from now on before they bring drug-sniffing dogs on a suspect's property. the supreme court handed down that decision today, 5-4. justice antonin scalia wrote the majority opinion for a conservative-liberal combination. he found that using sniffer dogs without a warrant violates the fourth amendment's protection against illegal search and seizure. the republican governor of north dakota signed legislation today banning most abortions if a fetal heartbeat can be detected. that means abortions would be illegal as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. governor jack dalrymple acknowledged it's a direct challenge to "roe v. wade," the u.s. supreme court ruling that legalized abortion. dalyrmple also signed the nation's first law banning abortions based on down syndrome and other genetic defects. the supreme court of indiana has upheld the broade
Mar 4, 2013 5:30pm PST
prompted san francisco and a handful of other cities to aim for a once unthinkable goal. zero waste. in 2009, san francisco became the first city in the country to require that residents and businesses alike separate from their trash come postable items like food scraps and recyclable goods like paper, metals and plastic into separate bins. that has led to a big reduction in the amount of garbage headed to the landfill according to san francisco mayor ed lee. >> we're proud of the 80% diversion rate, the highest in the country, certainly of any city in north america >> reporter: lee likes to talk garbage. he touts the fact that the city's recycling and come posting law has helped the city keep 80% of its waste out of landfills. the national recycling average is just 35%. but lee wants the city to go even further. >> i think the 80% we're not going to be satisfied with that, spencer. we want 100% zero waste. this is where we're going. >> so i chop and then maybe you make the omlette. >> reporter: san francisco residents think it's possible too. they are avid recyclers and composters,
Mar 14, 2013 3:00pm PDT
the bay. "newshour" correspondent spencer michels reports from san francisco on a work of public art. >> reporter: for 75 years, the bay bridge has been the workhorse on san francisco bay, linking oakland and san francisco, and carrying 270,000 cars and trucks a day. on the san francisco side, its towers support suspension cables that keep the bridge up. but this gray, utilitarian structure that partially collapsed in the 1989 earthquake has never captured the world's attention, the way its nearby cousin, the golden gate bridge has. built toward the end of the depression, both were engineering marvels. now, the bay bridge is making its own splash. on a cold rainy night last week it was transformed into a giant work of art. 25,000 tiny white undulating l.e.d. lights, strung from the vertical cables, were turned on in a flashy display of public art that can be seen for miles. for california politicians like lieutenant governor gavin newsom, it was a chance to tout the area's uniqueness. >> here we are in san francisco- - a wacky and wonderful place and a city that is probably best desc
Mar 21, 2013 3:00pm PDT
states, including san francisco >> sheldon, is everyone there in that city using this gigabyte that's coming to their door? >> no, no, not yet. the local company that ran the fine tore the home is just like any other service provider. you have to sign up for their service in order to receive -- in order to receive that service a lot of people are still on some of the more traditional service providers like at&t and come cast and people like that so you have to subscribe to that service and the minimum that you subscribe to is 50 megas a second which is still really fast. >> sreenivasan: why do we always tend to lump in infrastructure when it comes to building the digital superhighway. why is not not an accurate analogy? >> i think it is an accurate analogy with broad band as far as analogies go. the thing that's important to emphasize is that the challenge that communities like chattanooga have is not actually the speed of what we call the last mile connection which is the fiber to the home or the cable to the home which would be sort of like your streets and residential neighborhoods
Mar 12, 2013 3:00pm PDT
kaiser and the university of california san francisco, information gleaned from patients' genes may prove the key to identifying and treating a host of diseases, watkin's cancer among them. >> you know, you're not born to this world as a blank slate. you come into it with a certain genetic disposition. >> reporter: u.c.s.f. professor neil risch, the lead genetic researcher, says that his project and others that compile vast amounts of genetic information are on the verge of revolutionizing medicine. >> we can actually look to see how the genes that somebody has-- and they've had since they were born-- interact with environmental factors that actually work together to either increase or decrease risk of say heart disease or cancer or a whole variety of things. more than 200,000 kaiser patients in california over the last five years have volunteered saliva and blood samples for genetic analysis. those samples are processed at this kaiser lab using state-of- the-art robotic devices which extract d.n.a. >> this is the richest, largest, the most comprehensive data bank right now in the w
Mar 14, 2013 5:30pm PDT
lights transforming san francisco's bay bridge into a work of art. >> it was overwhelming. it was really very, very exciting. it's meant to be open ended, highly subjective so you can just relax, view the piecend take fom iwhat you will. >> woodruff: and r suarez looks at life in japan, two years after the devastation caused by the tsunami and nuclear disaster. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and friends of the newshour. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to yo pbs station froviewers like you thank yo >> woodruff: china officially installed its new leader today. xi jinping took the final step in affirming his status, adding the post of president
Mar 1, 2013 3:00pm PST
your reporting show any behind the screens action. >> nancy pelosi is in san francisco, the majority leader will be in they will ma for a civil rights march, harry reid is in washington. no work is expected. >> brown: that tells us. ed o'keeffe, megan verlee and karen kaslar, thank you all three. >> thank you. >> thank you. and you can find out how the cuts will affect two more communities: hampton roads, virginia, and st. louis, missouri. we've compiled reporting from our public media partners there. >> woodruff: local governments are facing their own budget woes. one in especially big trouble is detroit. the city faces a budget deficit of more than $300 million, and has lost a quarter million residents in the past decade. today, michigan governor rick snyder announced plans to appoint an emergency manager to oversee the city's finances and operations. that would make it the largest u.s. city under state control. snyder spoke at a community forum today. >> it's time to say we should stop going downhill. it is time to say we need to start moving upward with the city of detro
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